Verbrecher Verlag is an independent publishing house founded in 1995 by Werner Labisch and Jörg Sundermeier. Since 2016, Sundermeier has been managing the publishing house together with Kristine Listau. The program is broad, with a focus on fiction. Verbrecher Verlag also publishes nonfiction and art books, as well as a city book series and a…Weiterlesen
Raving Press for Judith Hermann’s HOME in Denmark and Norway!
We are celebrating one raving review after the other for Judith Hermann’s new novel HOME – one of the absolute highlights on 2021! Icelandic and Finnish rights are still available! A pipe dream of a book. Judith Hermann writes books that are impossible to forget, books that are on the very top shelf of contemporary…Weiterlesen
Just out in Germany: Ellinor Skagegård’s FOR YOU, MUSIC MAY ONLY BE AN ORNAMENT
Two years ago while travelling to Stockholm to visit publishers and editors, I stumbled over this gem of a book: Ellinor Skagegård’s fascinating account of the life of Fanny Mendelssohn. Sure there had been books on the remarkable Fanny written before but Ellinor’s way of narrating got under my skin. FOR YOU, MUSIC MAY ONLY…Weiterlesen
World English rights sold!
Restless Books acquired World English rights to Max Czollek’s DESINTEGRATE YOURSELVES! (Hanser Verlag) and we could not be happier! Max Czollek is thirty, Jewish and angry. Because there are some strange rules in Germany regarding migrants. A good migrant is someone who speaks out against the oppression of women, Islamism and democracy. And a good…Weiterlesen
Sold to Denmark, Norway and Sweden!
Judith Hermann’s upcoming novel is nominated for the Prize of Leipzig Book Fair 2021! We are also delighted that DAHEIM (S. Fischer) will be published by Pelikanen in Norway, Batzer & Co. in Denmark and Weyler in Sweden! The judges opinion: »Crystal-clear prose telling of the loose ends in the middle of life: Hermann captures…Weiterlesen
Raving Reviews in US/UKA, Now Sold to Denmark!
The English edition of Jonas Lüscher’s KRAFT, just published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in New York, receives raving press abroad and will be published by Jensen & Dalgaard in Denmark as well as in eight other languages! KRAFT is a deeply comic, but also dark tale of a German professor going to California in…Weiterlesen
German Book Award 2020 – Shortlist
We are delighted to share the great news with you that Dorothee Elmiger, Thomas Hettche and Anne Weber are shortlisted for this year’s German Book Award.Weiterlesen
German Book Award 2020 – Longlist
The longlist of the German Book Award 2020 was just announced and you will find absolute gems on this year’s list. Here is a selection: Olivia Wenzel, 1000 COILS OF FEAR (S. Fischer) – a dialogue and exploration of motherhood, family, national identity, trauma, loss and Blackness. rights sold to UK, US, Denmark, the Netherlands…Weiterlesen
Esther Kinsky at Litfest Bergen 6-9 February 2020
Esther Kinsky is reading at the Literature Festival in Bergen on February 8! https://www.littfestbergen.no/en/litfest-2020/programme-sessions/river-and-life/ Kinsky won the Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2018 for HAIN (Suhrkamp) and was shortlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation with RIVER (Matthes & Seitz). One comparison often made when talking about Kinsky’s works is W.G. Sebald. Rights to…Weiterlesen
raving English press for modern classic writer Gabriele Tergit
In six frenzied weeks, Gabriele Tergit wrote her first novel, which made her instantly famous upon its publication in 1931. KÄSEBIER TAKES BERLIN is the story of the rise and fall of Käsebier, an entertainer discovered by a newspaper reporter at a cheap variety show. Trying to make a splash among his colleagues, he turns…Weiterlesen